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The headline seems like a rather obvious statement, but this Jon Heyman piece on CBS Sports seems to confirm what we all knew: the Indians are going to listen for offers on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo this offseason, and with his unwillingness to negotiate a contract extension, it seems likely that he's going to get moved.
The 30-year old Choo isn't a superstar, but he's a very good option for at team looking for an outfielder. After combining for 11.0 fWAR and back to back 20/20 seasons over 2009 and 2010, Choo dipped to 1.4 fWAR in 2011, homering just eight times and stealing only 12 bases while playing in only 85 games. This year, Choo appears to be back to his old self, with a .838 OPS (though that is 50 points lower than his 2009 and 2010 marks, 15 homers, and 15 stolen bases.
Choo is making $4.9 million this year, and 2013 will be his final arbitration season, with a raise likely pushing his salary north of $6 million. That's a pretty good deal for a pl...
BEST OF MAXIM
Likely suffering from burning ears with all of the hindsight trade discussion, outfielder Matt LaPorta has received a bump to the big leagues today as the Cleveland Indians announced his promotion from the AAA Columbus Clippers. To allow room for LaPorta, right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann optioned to Columbus following Wednesday’s game at Seattle.
LaPorta, 27, has spent...
The Cleveland Indians anticipate that both designated hitter Travis Hafner and third baseman Lonnie Chisenahll will be back at some point in the next six weeks. In his media availibility on Friday afternoon, team general manager Chris Antonetti discussed the injuries of both players, stating that Hafner (back) is expected to return at some point to finish out the 2012 season, and...
This has been the most difficult stretch we’ve had as owners. At the end of July, we were in the playoffs or on the verge of the playoffs having just beat [Detroit starter Justin] Verlander, then it all fell apart. We have to understand what happened and I’m not going to make judgments on [the future of the front office] right now. But it’s certainly been a very, very difficult...
The losing is getting to everyone. How can is not? And its not just the fact that they actually lose seemingly every day, its the spectacular fashion in which they do.
I’m not one for moral victories, but at least the Indians were in all three games this series with Seattle and didn’t get blown out. Somewhere, I can hear Harry Doyle say “you have to give ‘em credit, at least...
General manager Chris Antonetti agrees with Cleveland fans: The 2012 Indians are very disappointing.
Antonetti said Friday nothing can be done about two long losing streaks that dropped Cleveland from 2 1/2 games out in the AL Central to fourth place and 14 1/2 behind. He said many factors contributed, but wants to finish strong.
Cleveland recalled first baseman-outfielder Matt...
Nine in a row.
Top 1st: NY Yankees
- N. Swisher doubled to deep right, D. Jeter scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
- A. Cabrera homered to deep center
Top 7th: NY Yankees
- N. Swisher homered to deep right center, D. Jeter scored
D. Jeter ss
N. Swisher rf
I know what you all read last night and saw this morning. Indians CEO Paul Dolan says he is not interested in making any changes to his front office or with his manager. Now before you all freak out and scream bloody murder at the Dolan ownership, take a look at the actual quotes themselves.
“We all have a lot of work to do, but their jobs aren’t at stake in this. As I sit here...
CLEVELAND – Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta knows how to end a losing streak. “Power pitching and a three-run home run will always get it done,” said Acta. “It feels good.” Nearly two weeks after their last win, the Indians Saturday night finally won another one, thanks to the pitching of Justin Masterson and the hitting of Michael Brantley. Brantley’s three...
Justin Masterson handled New York's power-packed lineup for 6 2-3 innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer as the Cleveland Indians snapped a nine-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday night.
It's the second time this month that Masterson (10-11) has busted a long losing streak for the Indians. On Aug. 8, he beat Minnesota and stopped Cleveland...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Masterson handled New York's power-packed lineup for 6 2-3 innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer as the Cleveland Indians snapped a nine-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday night.
It's the second time this month that Masterson (10-11) has busted a long losing streak for the Indians. On Aug. 8, he beat Minnesota and...
Roster Update: The man that we at Burning River Baseball refer to as "Hero" is back on the team in hopes of bringing some offensive power. Matt LaPorta was called up for Columbus and Frank Herrmann was sent back down.
Player of the Game
C.C. Sabathia tried to hit Asdrubal Cabrera for retaliation of an event that occurred earlier in the game, but missed completely...
Player of the Game
Justin Masterson won the game and his 13th Player of the Game of the year. He threw 6.2 innings, allowing just one run for a score of 5.86. Michael Brantley produced all the Indians runs and came in second with a score of 5.55.
Justin Masterson showed what he can do today, dominating the AL East leading Yankees, not allowing a hit or walk until...
CLEVELAND -- CC Sabathia Friday night helped his current team snap a losing streak while extending his former team's losing streak as he pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. The victory snapped New York's modest three-game losing streak while extending Cleveland's latest losing streak to nine games. Nick Swisher's two-run home...